The pineapple hospital gown, rainbow gown, and encouraging words gown with questions marks

And the winner is...

You voted, and the results are in! Find out who is the third annual Design-A-Gown winner

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  1. Virtual Reality

    $10 could provide 10 hours of virtual reality for a seriously ill kid.

    Give $10
  2. Gaming

    $15 could provide an hour of game play to 15 seriously ill kids.

  3. Hospital Wear

    $25 could provide a comfy and colorful gown for a seriously ill kid.

Every 30 seconds a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. 

These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.  

That’s where Starlight comes in.  

We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.  

Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.  

Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families. 

  1. :30
    How often a child is diagnosed with a serious illness or injury
  2. 800+
    The number of hospitals and health care facilities in our nationwide network
  3. 16 million
    How many smiles have been delivered since 1982
  4. $10
    The amount that can deliver happiness to 10 children

Be a shining light for seriously ill kids


Because happy kids heal faster

  1. The Design-A-Gown Finalists

    Meet our finalists and the inspiration behind their designs. 

    Read their stories
  2. COVID-19 and Seriously Ill Kids: An Update on Starlight Kid Finn

    Earlier this year, we introduced you to Finn – a curious, outgoing five-year-old, born with congenital heart disease, who loves Starlight Gowns. Now-- amid the coronavirus pandemic—Finn is waiting for an MRI that’s been delayed.

    Finn's Story
  3. Meet Jo Anne, Starlight Monthly Giver

    Meet Jo Anne, and read why she decided to become a Starlight Shining Star and monthly giver after seeing first-hand experience of how Starlight delivers happiness to seriously ill children. 

    Meet Jo Anne
  4. During COVID-19: We Are Still Delivering Happiness

    During these challenging times we would like to provide some resources for you and your family we hope you find helpful.

    Starlight's Resources